Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild to give knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to get to know other knitters, to learn new techniques, and to share their ideas, resources, and talents with the community.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Get Those Design-A-Thon Entries Ready!

One week from today, April 10, is the deadline for entries into the First (and possibly Annual) Bay Lakes Knitting Guild Design-A-Thon.

Program Chair Andy introduced the Design-A-Thon way back in September 2013 and gave us lots of direction and tools to make designing our own knitted "thing" if not easy then relatively confusion free.  President Vicki's January 2013 program, Pattern Writing & Charting, laid the groundwork for putting ideas down so that another knitter has a fighting chance of making what you dream up.

Andy asks that you bring your entry to the April meeting in a grocery store-type paper bag, one project per bag if you've entered more than once, and says that plastic is okay to get in the door, she'll have a few extra paper bags at the registration table.  Each entry will be numbered and members will not know whose design it is during voting.

Be sure to bring your pattern.  You wrote it down, right?  Look at a pattern you find easy to follow and model your pattern writing on that one.  That's what I did and it was a big help.  Be sure to include yarn weight, needle size(s), gauge, and finishing instructions. 

The patterns will be gathered together in a pamphlet that will be electronic for members with email and printed for those without.  Andy asks that you email your pattern to her to make the pamphlet job a bit easier.  Leave a comment if you need her email address and I'll have her contact you.

There will be a few head forms for hat display but no hand forms for gloves or mitts.  If you have a display piece that would work for your entry, please bring it to the April meeting.  No live props please! 
 We can't wait to see!

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